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The blue tanik is thought to have originally come from the legendary Great Forest. Its limbs curve downward, then up, and its twigs hang pendulously. The needles curve upward, and grow to a length of eight to ten inches. The cones are large and in spring, shed powdery, yellow pollen literally by the cupful. Normally the tree grows to heights close to a hundred feet, however, there are legends that tell of taniks reaching truly gargantuan proportions within the great unexplored southern forests. The tanik is prized in the craft of papermaking. The crisp, long-lasting parchment produced from this conifer are unequalled.

Tanik trees are primarily found around Wehnimer's Landing and River's Rest.